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From The Vault: Simon Kenton High School turns tragedy to triumph after 1980 gas explosions, fire

October 20, 2016 by WCPO

WCPOINDEPENDENCE, Ky. – A school year that started with tragedy and tears of shock and sadness ended in triumph and tears of joy for Simon Kenton High School students. A gas explosion in the basement boiler room killed a student in the art room next door ...

Small-town girl lives her dream with roles on big-time TV shows, commercials

June 5, 2016 by WCPO

WCPOGrowing up in Independence, Mandy McMillian starred in plays and sang in the choir at Simon Kenton High School. Ever since, she's .... They generally play on the West Coast, though she hopes to bring them soon to Northern Kentucky. McMillian's dream ...

Simon Kenton student scores perfect ACT twice

April 25, 2016 by

Cincinnati.comINDEPENDENCE - Chelsea Russell has conquered a feat few students ever will. She scored a 36 – a perfect score – on the ACT college readiness test... twice. Very few students, less than ... An active member of the drama program at Simon Kenton, Chelsea ...

High school football: Scoreless second half dooms Simon Kenton

November 28, 2015 by WCPO

WCPOINDEPENDENCE, Ky. – Simon Kenton scored 28 points in the first half and led by 16 late in the second quarter. Unfortunately for the previously-unbeaten Pioneers, they scored zero after the break and allowed the final four touchdowns in a 42-28 loss to ...

Lafayette beats Simon Kenton to reach state football finals

November 28, 2015 by Lexington Herald Leader

Lexington Herald LeaderLafayette's Mason Alstatt runs for an easy touchdown against Henry Clay during the playoff matchup at Ishmael Stadium in Lexington, Ky., Friday, November 13, 2015. Photo by Matt Goins Herald-Leader ... INDEPENDENCE — In spite of all the things that ...

NKY Football: Simon Kenton Flexes, Scott & Beechwood Roll, & More

October 24, 2015 by The River City News

The River City NewsThe second-to-last week of the regular season in Northern Kentucky high school football gave us much to be excited about. Simon Kenton finally collided with Ryle... Beechwood and Scott flexed their muscles... Highlands continues to bounce back from a ...

Simon Kenton runs record to 9-0 with impressive defensive effort in 28-7 win over Ryle

October 24, 2015 by User-generated content (press release) (registration)

User-generated content (press release) (registration)The NKyTribune is offering focused coverage of NKY high school football throughout the season, thanks to support from St. Elizabeth Healthcare Sports Medicine. See all our pre-season features on each of NKY's 21 high school football teams and follow ...

Northern Kentucky high school football games to watch

October 22, 2015 by

Cincinnati.comRYLE (7-1) at SIMON KENTON (8-0). WHEN/WHERE: 7 pm Friday at Chlorine Menefee Stadium, Independence. WHAT TO WATCH: Simon Kenton whipped Campbell County, 51-15, last week. Ryle took down Conner, 46-34. The Pioneers beat Cooper, 26-7, ...

Simon Kenton offensive line punishes opposition

September 10, 2015 by

Cincinnati.comAny Kentucky high school football fan who has been scoreboard watching over the first three weeks of the season has undoubtedly taken notice of Simon Kenton's offense. The Pioneers have put up 50-plus points in all three games, while averaging over 530 ...

NKYHatesHeroin to hold second annual 5K walk/run on Saturday, starting at Simon Kenton High School

June 1, 2015 by User-generated content (press release) (registration)

User-generated content (press release) (registration)... second year, NKYHatesHeroin.Com will hold a 5K Walk/Run to help raise funds and awareness for its efforts to combat the heroin epidemic in the Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati region. Last year's run attracted over 1600 participants and ...

Jeff Ruby: Help me buy SK football equipment to replace what was lost in fire

November 3, 2014 by WCPO

WCPOINDEPENDENCE, Ky. -- A little more than a week after Simon Kenton High School's football team lost its equipment in a fire, restaurateur Jeff Ruby has stepped up to help the Pioneers get new uniforms. In a Tweet, Ruby solicited donations from ...

NKY schools help Simon Kenton after fire

October 24, 2014 by

Cincinnati.comAn electrical fire caused heavy smoke damage to the Simon Kenton High School Cook-Wagner Athletic Fieldhouse before midnight Wednesday, threatening to cancel the school's traditional senior night game. ... High School in Shepherdsville, will start on ...

Gary Chestnut, man paralyzed in October crash in Independence dies

September 1, 2014 by WCPO

WCPOPrevious Next. INDEPENDENCE, Ky. -- A young man paralyzed after a two-vehicle crash in front of Simon Kenton High School in the early hours of Oct. 9 has died. Nick Mayer, the step-father of Gary Chestnut, reports the 22-year-old died Sunday, Aug. 31 ...

Police talk to teen behind Louisville Purge hoax

August 16, 2014 by Mississippi News Now

15 between Simon Kenton High School and St. Xavier High School to Saturday morning at Simon Kenton in Independence, Kentucky. "We had heard via social media about 'The Purge,' and we were in conversations with St. X all day and all morning," said ...

Senior prank puts Ky. high school up for sale

May 22, 2014 by USA TODAY

USA TODAYINDEPENDENCE, Ky. — Simon Kenton High School's graduating seniors have an enterprising plan to pay for college expenses. They just put their school up for sale. According to a Craigslist ad posted around 9 p.m. Wednesday, the graduating class of 2014 ...

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